some people have no satisfaction

August 5, 2012 10:12pm CST
why do people always look for something which they don't have? it's very rare to meet people who are satisfied with what they have in life. normally some people want more in this life like material wealth and fame. if only we can see that having little also means having less worries. Have you notice rich people with big houses, they must employ lot of maids to take care of their properties? they can't go outside without bodyguards.. they have surveillance camera in their houses.. all these because they worry too much for their security. less fortunate people can live normally the only disadvantage is the hardships they have to face for having less money to support their needs.
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@rsa101 (13779)
• Quezon City, Philippines
6 Aug 12
I think it is human nature to look for what is not with them. For some this is the driving force for them to achieve more in life to contain their wants and needs in life. Well I think we just need to regulate this feeling and we will be alright. I think for people who are just contented with what they have they are just playing it safe in their lives. I really think that we need to be challenge every now and then to develop ourselves to become good human beings. I think that is the reason why there is this drive to want for more in our lives. But of course there is a time to stop and enjoy what we have achieved and got along the way. But the feeling will always be there and from time to time you have to give in. :D
6 Aug 12
life is full of challenges and I must admit that life would be full of dullness if we don't have any challenges to face. We need to control this craving for more in life and take it in a balance way. There is nothing wrong in craving as long as it is not excessive. So I also agree with you, the feeling will always be there because we are not perfect.
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@rsa101 (13779)
• Quezon City, Philippines
6 Aug 12
Yes if done in moderation then the feeling to strive for more can actually be productive to oneself. But if left uncontrolled can actually make one a monster already.
6 Aug 12
very true, we will look like a monster if all we think is money. yup being moderate in all things make life more meaningful and enjoyable.
• Philippines
6 Aug 12
We have studies this in my philosophy class, even though I'm not always listening LOL. It says that it is a human nature to desire for something we don't have. Even if we get or achieve this something we wanted, we will still continuously want for something more. So we don't get contented.
8 Aug 12
yes that is so true autumndreamer. Humans always wish for something more once they achieve their goals. In short it's a never ending chase. People are not really content of what they have. In order for us to have satisfaction we have to overcome this desire.
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
Yes, and I think I disagree with the saying "Money is the root of all evil." It should actually be the desire. The desire is the root of all evil. That is why many people do bad, it's because of the desire.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
6 Aug 12
Hi Jobfindonline. Interesting discussion. There was happiness in itself. Looking outside of ourselves, will not find happiness. People who have found happiness, certainly satisfied with what they have.
• Canada
6 Aug 12
True. Really agree with you. I guess its everyone wish to make the world a better place.
• Philippines
6 Aug 12
Maybe some people are unsatisfied because they set goals which are not easy to achieve. They want to have a lot of money and possessions. That's their way to find happiness. However, some people are satisfied with what they have. A stable job with average salary, a smaller house, etc. They are happy because they already achieve their goals. Setting goals in life is quite difficult. I hope all of us will achieve ours in order for us to be happy and satisfied.
6 Aug 12
hi angel, thanks for your respond. our goals should be realistic or achievable. Once we achieved it we must learn how to be satisfied with it. but people normally crave for more once they achieved their goal. So I it is like unending craving for more as long as they live.
@Cale2012 (115)
6 Aug 12
hi job: Nobody will satisfactory his/her condition, everyone thirst for many new appetite to want. Human is a competition specify who alway want to conquer nature and change current situation. Money, want to more money; house, want to change bigger ones;power, want to reach higher level; can get end. For this characteristic to human, it is a advantage that can encourage person to work hard and do a stategy plan to accomplish. Many successful star said, their honor and acquirement caused that they don't satify their poor conditon and want to change insist on for enough time. So no satisfaction is drive energy to get more area and appetite.
6 Aug 12
hello cale! Although I second the idea that feeling content or satisfied for what you currently have in some areas of our lives is not healthy, I still believe that craving for more money or becoming more richer is the cause of many failures today. Money is the rot of all evil things if we become obsessed with it. working hard is really essential for any person if they want to succeed in life but success doesn't mean we should always crave for more. It's a matter of learning when to stop.. a very successful person may still look at himself as a failure if he continues to compare his achievements to the people above him. So, in this case, feeling satisfied for what we have is the key to happiness.
@flapiz (4173)
• Australia
6 Aug 12
Being human means having a dream. Sometimes those dreams are simple, and sometimes those dreams are hard to achieve. This ability of dreaming never stops so we humans never get contented. If we achieve one dream we tend to dream for more. And when we dream we dream of things that we don't have yet. It is an endless cycle.
6 Aug 12
dreams in our minds drive us to want for more. I agree with you, we are humans so we feel this way. A cycle we need to learn how to control. Some people managed themselves to be satisfied for the little things they have as long as they are happy in life.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
6 Aug 12
i have seen so many people like that,what they want is always more not less and they will always be kleptomaniac and want to eat from others more and they will never get happy till a limit.that is really a hardtruth of today and its kind of unbearable at any time
6 Aug 12
kleptomaniac is one of the results of having no contentment for what we have. If we cannot afford it, just don't look at the things that we desire and stop thinking about it. That way we will never be a kleptomaniac. Thanks for the good points.
• India
6 Aug 12
It is all about perspective. Some people are optimistic in nature while some always tend to be negative. Dissatisfaction is nothing different. I feel we all should have a tendency to take out positives from whatever we have or whatever happens to us. It will make our life interesting and help us with contentment. Getting disappointed is being humans but sitting with it for long helps us in no sense, makes our life dull. Being active and taking challenges is what we should always look for. Thank You.
6 Aug 12
satisfaction is the key to happiness. We can be happy only if we appreciate the things that we already have not the things that we don't or we could never achieved. if we are disappointed in life, we should view things in a realistic manner and act to solve the problem. Running away from it or doing nothing, just like what you said is making it non sense. We must be open to challenges to the right degree. Thanks for your meaningful words!
@ARIES1973 (9552)
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Aug 12
I think this is the nature of humans. Always craving for more. We have 1 cellphone, we want 2 cellphones. Those who have 1 car, they are aiming for 2 cars. We are working for high paying job, yet we want a higher paying job. Personally, I am also aiming for the best life can offer. If not, I should not be spending time to work online when in fact I have my permanent job. But of course I want to achieve theses things in a fair manner. For as long as I am not doing anything that might harm others for the sake that of getting what I want, I am sure I am doing the right thing.
6 Aug 12
this is a fact, we tend to crave for more and this manner is very visible in terms of mobile phones, partners, job and all other things. you many not do anything that could harm others but earning for a living more than what your mind and body can will definitely ruin your health. So you are right, you must take it in a fair manner. Thanks for posting!
• Indonesia
7 Aug 12
I think it's probably because they want to have them why they are looking for. Surely it has become a regular occurrence where someone is never satisfied with what they have, why they continue to look for in order to get more. If only we give thanks to what we have. Hahahahaa, of course, the rich mansion premises require a lot of helpers, as I am sure they will not be able to take care of the house itself. I think I would prefer to have a normal life with a little more :)
@Lilmoh17 (71)
• Canada
6 Aug 12
Adding on to my previous response, do anyon you also fell this way?
@Lilmoh17 (71)
• Canada
6 Aug 12
I guess its in the human nature to wqant what we dont have. As if this wasnt the case and we were more generous. Many wars and conflicts in the world throughout history coulve been avoided and the world would not be the place that it is today.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
6 Aug 12
Absolutely, people don't have satisfaction. Okay, since you cited the rich ones. Yes,aside from hiring number of people to take care of their property, not to mention the hidden camera and body guards. In short- they don't have security at all. They have bodyguards and camera but they are always worry about their life and wealth. But still, they can resist buying properties and showing their wealth in public that may put their life in more danger. :P
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
6 Aug 12
Agree. People must be satisfied to whatever they have. Everything is a blessing so they must be contented. They may never have everything but at least they never had nothing. Lets practice to be content in a way that we still strive for a better tomorrow. Because some people will not strive for the reason of they are content to wherever they are, whatever there status is. We must be open minded and be satisfied and can still works hard at the same time
@prashu228 (25814)
• India
6 Aug 12
hi, Every person, on earth have different, wishes to fulfill.I agree that many worries also comes with lot of money , but still many people enjoy, their status and the fame which comes with that money, along with the so called worries.